About Metal

Metal offers education opportunities for blacksmiths, welders, industrial technicians, technical designers, CNC operators and production assistants. Our programs are all aimed at the modern metal industry, and they are classified as Vocational Education and Training (VET) within the joint, educational entry way “Technology, construction and transportation”. A special program, EUX, is offered for students, who wish a double qualification as a qualified journeyman and an upper secondary school graduate.

In addition to this, Metal delivers a broad array of continuous and in-service training for employees in the metal industry. We have some of the best vocational teachers in the country and our training facilities are fitted with tools, machines and equipment of high calibre.  Therefore, we are able to deliver tailor-made training in an open workshop in subjects like blacksmith technique, welding, CAD, CAM, CNC, conventional turning and milling, measuring technique, drawing knowledge, certification, and quality assurance. And finally, we also offer a module built training program as national welding coordinator.

Life at the school
Metal is characterized by a good atmosphere and a free interaction between the students and teachers. The college has room for all, and they learn how to behave in a workshop and to act as you do in a modern work place. Our training facilities are built in 200 and situated on the Eastern outskirts of Aalborg, where you find enough light, fresh air, and a nice atmosphere.

Students learn to operate our high tech machines and tools, which all match the realities they will meet in the industry. Our committed students often take part in national and international skills competitions well supported by their teachers and class mates.

Metal is a part of TECHCOLLEGE - founded more than 200 years ago and now being one of the largest VET institutions in Denmark. In our organisational set-up, TECHCOLLEGE deals with overall management and administration for a total of 10 trade related colleges and a technical upper secondary school.

All colleges and schools under TECHCOLLEGE base their development activities on a joint strategy plan.

The global challenge
As a vocational college, we have a long tradition of being engaged in international cooperation. The idea is to open the minds of both teachers and students to the world, and to ensure that we equip our graduates with the international competences, which are needed in the globalized labour market.

A national support scheme, Work Placement Abroad (in Danish “PIU”), makes it possible for Danish VET students to do all – or part of – their company based training abroad. Our international coordinator at TECHCOLLEGE is working to promote the use of this unique opportunity among our students and trying to engage the college in other types of international cooperation projects.

It should be noted that all non-EU citizens must pay school fees to attend our education programs and that all tuition at Metal is delivered in the Danish language.